Five-time world champion Michelle Kwan will join Kim Yu-na at Ice All Stars 2009.
IB Sports, Kim’s agency, announced Thursday that the American star figure skater has confirmed her participation in the ice show, scheduled to take place from Aug. 14 to 16 in Seoul.
It will be Kwan’s first action since she quit the sport due to a hip injury in 2006.
For her first visit to Korea, she has been preparing for two gala programs.
According to the agency, Kwan, a two-time Olympic medal winner, said that she is happy to skate in Kim’s native country, Korea.
Kim, 18, was also delighted that Kwan would appear and said, “Michelle Kwan has been an iconic figure since childhood. It is a big honor to perform together with her in Korea.”